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INFO: Free Card Backgrounds
Views: 18158 Created: 04-01-2011 06:45 Last Updated: 04-04-2014 10:51

Get a free set of card backgrounds for use with eWallet on your Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, and Windows PC.

To use the card backgrounds, just do the following:

  1. Download the Image Pack to your desktop computer using the link below.
  2. If you're installing the pictures to a Windows Mobile device, actively connect it to your Windows PC.
  3. On your Windows PC, run the file you downloaded.
   

The installer will do the rest, selecting the right size backgrounds for your device and automatically installing them to the eWallet/Graphics and Sounds folder in My Documents. After that, you're ready to go. Click here for more information on using card backgrounds in eWallet.

   

Download Free Background Images

Displayed below are the graphics included in the Image Pack.

                                                                                                                                             
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Adding a Background to a Card

For step-by-step instructions that explain how to add card backgrounds, check out the eWallet Tutorials. Start eWallet on your Windows PC and select "eWallet Tutorials" from the Help Center. Choose the type of device you are working with and pick question 20, "Adding a background graphic."

Linking Pictures vs. Inserting Pictures

eWallet lets you choose between inserting and linking pictures to your cards. We recommend linking pictures whenever possible. A linked picture makes for a smaller, faster-synching wallet file, and it allows you to use the same picture multiple times without ever changing the size of the wallet. Note that linking is not supported on all eWallet platforms though.

In addition, inserted pictures are encrypted, and the more you are encrypting and decrypting, the longer it will take to open and close the file. For pictures like these, which contain no sensitive information, encrypting isn't necessary, making linking a better option on the platforms where it is supported.

How Much Space Do They Take Up?

Theount of space the card backgrounds take up depends on the device. Approximate sizes are as follows:

  • Windows PC, Mac: 201KB
  • Pocket PC: 102KB
  • Pocket PC, High-Res: 210KB
  • Smartphone: 90KB
  • Smartphone, Landscape: 109KB
  • Smartphone, High-Res Portrait: 91KB

And remember, you can use any JPG or BMP as a card background. These are just a few to let you get started.

   
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  • Platform: Windows Mobile, Windows PC